Service Upgrade 125 to 200 Amp Details
As a homeowner, I have taken on lots of home improvement tasks, but the one that I have not found any good information about is a service upgrade. Does anyone have any good links to the basic requirements for upgrading the service?
I realize that this is no simple task, but other than reviewing the latest national electrical codes, I haven't found any good resources. I am hoping to piece together the information I have so that I can make a near perfect upgrade before the town inspector comes to take a look.
I am interested in anyone's knowledge, electrician or DIY homeowner.
I have many of the required materials supplied by my local electrical supply company, but even they are reluctant to give any detailed information about ground rod spacing, approved connectors for the ground rod, gauge of wire for grounding, method of attachment to panel, etc. These are just for the panel grounding.
Thanks in advance for the help. As I learn more I will post updates to this thread.
Some add'l info:
I live in NJ and this upgrade will also involve moving the service from a house mounted service to one that enters through a mast.